Getting around Japan
Plan your trip with useful travel tips about how to get around Japan, transportation guides, maps, itineraries and the best things to see and do in each destination.
The fastest way of getting around Japan is by catching the world-class Shinkansen bullet trains which are renowned for their speed, style, and punctuality. However, to move around cities and to make shorter journeys there are numerous bus routes and local trains which can take you to your destination.
Find out more about Shinkansen trains, catching buses, and how Hyperdia can help you plan your trip. You can also download our interactive maps and schedules to make sure you’re fully prepared for your trip to Japan.
Japan is an incredible country to visit. Cool cities, quirky pop culture, mouthwatering food, and breathtaking scenery are just a few of the main draws which entice millions of visitors to the Land of the Rising Sun each year.
Read our insightful travel tips to find out more about Japan’s main destinations, how to use your JR Pass and when the best times to visit are. Use the best itineraries available to help plan your trip and make sure you do not miss out on any of the highlights.